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the winning play, then collapses and dies. we learned what happened to his heart. >>> and made in america. your great ideas for keeping jobs here at home. tonight, the american worker is our "person of the week." >>> good evening. they were out there today at just about every gasoline station in america, 114,000 stations across the country. the workers pulling down one set of prices and slapping up new, higher ones. prices all americans have seen climb almost every single day. since the start of the year, take a look at this, the average price of a gallon has jumped 10%, from $3.07 to $3.38. so, we sought an answer. how much higher can this go? matt gutman reports in tonight from hollywood, florida. $3.53 next to you, matt. >> reporter: that's right, diane, and oil prices today closed at their highest level since any time since september 2008, just a little over $104 a barrel. and the experts we spoke to said even they were surprised by how quickly these gas prices followed. and they said the soaring prices are not likely to slow down any time soon. not since hurricane katrina shut down o
address on saturday. here's what he said in south america last week about why we're there. >> our military action is in support of an international mandate from the security council that specifically focuses on the humanitarian threat posed by colonel gadhafi to his people. now, i also have stated that it is u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go. and we've got a wide range of tools in addition to our military efforts to support that policy. >> what does he need to say tonight? >> he hasn't addressed the american people and done it in a sort of logical way to explain why the it's in the u.s. interest, and particularly with secretary gates saying it's not a vital interest of the united states. how does this differ? i don't think he's going to address this tonight. i think he wants to be deliberately ambiguous about this. but why is this in the united states interest to protect civilians, the humanitarian mission and not what's happening in syria, to protesters. why it's not in our interest to protect the protesters in yemen or in bahrain. so that case has not been made. and i don't think he's
.msnbc.com. good evening, rachel. >> in the united states of america, we are used to thinking of ourselves as a super power and throwing our weight around when he feel the need to. only when you take a step back and take a wide historical view that you realize one of the consequences of that self concept is that we end up feeing that need to throw our weight around quite a lot. we go to war all the time big wars, little wars, yum wars and wars. america fights a lot of wars. >> the participation will be for a limited period, but i concluded there is no alternative to returning to lebanon if they are to have a chance to stand on their own feet. grenada is a friendly island paradise for tourism. it was a colony getting ready as a bastian to export terror and undermine democracy. we got there just in time. >> at 7:00 eastern time, air forces of the united states launched a series of strikes against the headquarters, terrorists for 70s and military assets that support mo ma gadhafi's activities. >> allied forces began an attack in iraq and kuwait. these attacks continue as i speak. >> let me sa
of america's political leaders right now? >> it sounds like if you and i sat down we could solve those problems. i have no doubt about that. i think we need to look at across the board cuts. what republicans are set bring back spending to the 2008 spending limits. i actually like what mr. hull vainie suggested, down to 2006 levels. i think we all to be attacking all of the above, all energy aspects. when our economy is reliant upon what happens in libya and nigeria, we have a fundamental problem. >> yes, we do. >> so we have to make those changes. i want to abolish the department of education. let the dollars flow directly to the states get rid of the bureaucrats sitting here in washington, d.c. trying to tell the states what they should do to educate the kids. >> i appreciate your efforts and passion. i don't care which of the trillion dollar problems gets tackled, but to ignore every last one of them why we play nickels and dimes seems foolish. >> i wish there was one multitrillion dollar solution to all this, but i don't think we should raise taxes. i think 25 cents out of ever fede
to pay the piper is upon us, any clarity as to what implications are of america choosing the side of freedom fighters as the march toward revolution gets closer and closer to places like bahrain and saudi arabia who have to be wondering themselves if it gets hot on the streets in those countries, which side america, who is their strongest ally, is on. >> we're in a chess game right now. and five chess games. we have to consider the end game and each one is different. this is the reason the arab league you have seen initially support us and now back off. the truth is that arab league is more worried about internal control of their own countries and they could care less about democracy. i think that's one of the issues we'll have to face here head-on. when we talk about yemen, we talk about a situation where we've been very close to that government and a real threat there so we have to handle that with full regard to the fact that al qaeda is very active there. the saudis have been an ally. at times have been on both sides of the fence. the evidence has shown. and we've got to deal
of the reason for the rising prices. so what happened to america's quest for energy independence? where does it stand and what would it take for us to drive prices down? we asked bianna golodryga to find out. >> reporter: every u.s. president for the last 40 years has issued the same ultimatum. >> we will finally end our dependence on oil from the middle ice. >> and america's accepted dependence on foreign oil. >> reporter: so how much have we cut our dependence on foreign oil? turns out we haven't. in fact, we rely even more on it. in 1973 the u.s. produced 64% of all the oil it consumed while importing the rest from foreign sources. half of that prosecutor opec. in 2010, 61% of the oil we consume came from overseas, while our piece of the pie shrank to less than 40%. almost ten years after 9/11 and a rededication to reducing oil imports, still no change. >> political will is the main thing that's keeping us from relying less on foreign oil. we can't change things overnight. we need to bring down the cost of alternatives and push them into the economy but in we don't get started now we'll n
than a decade and the one simple move this week that got him caught. >>> made in america. thousands of you writing in from the firefighter's uniform to the kindergarten class to the discovery at the golden gate bridge. what all of you found. >>> good evening on this saturday. like clock work, the spike in twisters we see every year when we start the month of march returned in devastating force. one tearing through a louisiana town flipping a mail truck like a toy. snapping utility poles. the power is out tonight in more than 100 homes damaged. we've now learned of one death, a mother trying to save her child. the tornado is part of a massive storm system. there are flood warnings and watches in 20 states from the mississippi river to the hudson river. meteorologist chikage windler leads us off. >> reporter: three suspected tornados touched down within 15 minutes of each other in southern louisiana this morning. hardest hit, the town of rayne where winds damaged 50 homes. at least a dozen people were injured. a 21-year-old mother was killed when she tried to protect her daughter from
yesterday. however, gates cautioned that america will face key tests this spring and summer. >> i do feel like pieces are coming together, but i would -- i would continue to say what we have said all along -- the gains are fragile and reversible. the fight this spring and this summer will be very tough. we expect the taliban to try and take back much of what they lost. and that will really n many respects, be the acid test of how effective the progress we made is going to be. >> expecting big fights this spring. this week's visit is gates' 13th trip to afghanistan, likely one of his last as defense secretary, since he said he will retire this year. >>> the senate is expected to vote this afternoon on a pair of competing budget plans to fund the government for the rest of this fiscal year. the voetes will set the stage fr talks to avert a government shutdown yesterday. senators are keeping up their attacks on another party and the administration. >> this is a serious, serious time. and it requires a serious response. and so i'm hoping that as we work our way towards the end on this year's
's lost matt damon, the president has lost america. the star blasting obama for "rolling over for wall street" nearly three years after the financial crisis. why has no one even been prosecuted for the open and bald frauds? a conversation after this. um su. aren't absorbed properly unless taken with food. he recommended citracal. it's different -- it's calcium citrate, so it can be absorbed with or without food. also available in small, easy-to-swallow petites. citracal. but now, to get it really cooking, you need a little website development. some transparent reporting, so you know it's working. online ads and 1-on-1 marketing consultation. yellowbook's got all that. yellowbook360 has a whole spectrum of tools. the perfect recipe for success. visit yellowbook360.com and go beyond yellow.  delicious gourmet of gravy. and she agrees. with fancy fest gravy lovers, your cat can enjoy the delicious, satisfying taste of gourmet gravy every day. fancy feast, the best ingredient is love. it's personal. i have diabetes. so i'm proud to manufacture the accu-chek aviva meters and test strips h
then, that have changed the world in my opinion -- america and media. i know some will accuse me of bing jingoistic, rah-rah america. but i'm trying to remind us of our better angels. we rebuilt europe, we rebuilt our foreign enemies and turned them into our top allies. we started the yienunited nati 7 37. we spread the idea of human rights around the human world until something amazing happened. we changed expectations. yes, many civilians have died since then in times of war. but now the entire context of war has changed. everyone assumes we're supposed to protect the civilians. as i said, that was partly us. but one more thing helped tremendously, the media. now, let me give you an example in a different context. black people were crushed and abused in this country for centuries. but when we saw for our own eyes people running fire hoses and releasing vicious dogs on black crowds who were peaceably protesting, we couldn't look at ourselves in the mirror anymore, and television was that mirror and itn't co-s to continues to help of the web. so in western syria in 1982, anywher
crisis in libya demands america's attention. >> the united states should not and cannot intervene every time there's a crisis somewhere in the world. but i firmly believe that when innocent people are being brutalized, when someone like gadhafi threatens a bloodbath that could destabilize a national region, then it's in our national interest to act. >> nbc's mike viqueira is our national correspondent on alex. >> what prompted the president to speak out on monday? >> after criticism from the left and the right, democrats and republicans here in washington. the president is suffering from two perceptions here, alex. first, this came very suddenly. usually when americans start to see tomahawks flying off or airplanes in flight drops dropping smart bombs, it comes after weeks if not months of debate. there was no such -- there was no such action. secretary of state hillary clinton was in paris last weekend for a summit. no one was really expecting anything to happen right at that moment. but just as those leaders were sitting down, french war planes were in the air and the white house said
of the strongest anywhere on record ever. we've got the latest from japan and from experts here in america. the u.s. is offering to help with rescue and air lift operations. the quake led to tsunami warnings in hawaii, alaska and the west coast of the u.s., but there was no real damage. plus -- so that's what it was. here's what a wisconsin senate majority leader told fox news about the battle against unions out there. quote, if we win this battle and the money is not there under the auspices of the unions certainly what you're going to find is president obama is going to have a much more different time getting elected and winning the state of wisconsin. there you have it in black and white. look for democrats to use wisconsin as a rallying cry in 2012. also, gas lines from republicans. first haley barbour suggested president obama engineered price increases in order to get americans to drive smaller cars and take trains. then john boehner blamed with the president saying, he's blocking energy production. apparently mr. boehner never heard of libya. what's behind the latest nonsense. remember, ev
in america by real people who were mad and wanted to stick up for themselves. that's the real heart of america. that's the message that wisconsin is sending to the rest of the country. >>> all right. now, let me bring in our first guest. he is wisconsin state senator john urpenbulk. these events might have heartened you? >> thank for having me on. i think you might be right. i'm trying to put in my mind the timeline. over the weekend there was a weekend meeting in south beloy, illinois, lovely this time of year, and then last night the governor has a press conference with the majority leader just slamming us for whatever reason, we don't understand it. now today the governor releases the e-mails, so i know the governor has had basically about three press conferences for every meeting he sent staff to, so we're trying to figure out if he does or doesn't want to negotiate. we really don't know yet, but senate democrats will put together a piece of legislation and get it introduced tonight or tomorrow, essentially a clean slate. obviously we're a little confused, they may be confused,
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. from new york, good night, america. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. if this is a fox news alert. president obama again says libyan leader muammar gaddafi has to go, but says it's not the goal of the international military effort against gaddafi's government. in fact, one u.s. commander concedes gaddafi could remain in power. libyan rebels are trying to exploit the international stripes across the country, as gaddafi's army is using journalist and civilians as human shields and targets. we have team coverage. brit hume looks at the role in y correspondent jennifer griffin at the pentagon looking at the military operation and whether the no-fly zone is working. good evening, jennifer. >> hi, bret. the french may have dropped the first bombs saturday, but it soon became clear that the u.s. commander were calling the shot from the newest command in europe. the missile fired by the british submarine that struck gaddafi's compound were not unlike the tom mahawks fired from aboard the destroyer. coalition forces fired more than 13tomahawks i
roasted, honey bunches of oats! >>> the republicans want you to believe that america is broke. they want you to believe things have so bad there's no other option but their draconian cuts. >> we're broke. broke going on bankrupt. >> we have to reform medicare. it costs too much and it's going to bankrupt us. >> because obama care will bankrupt the country. >> just because we followed grea greece into democracy does not mean we need to follow them into bankruptcy. >> false, false, false, false, false, false. it's all fall. we're not broke, nor are we going bankrupt. i'm not the only one who thinks this. michael moore and bloomberg news both agree that america is nowhere near broke. here's more in wisconsin over the weekend. >> america is not broke. not by a long shot. the country is awash in wealth and cash! it's just that it's not in your hands! it has been transferred in the greatest heist in history from the workers and consumers into the banks and portfolios of the uber rich. >> now, that's totally true. and republicans say we face financial ruin because we're in debt. but bloomberg s
rate in nearly two years. those remarks come in a speech on one of america's most daunting problems, our underperforming schools, the event held at the senior high school, what the president will out the as a comeback story, that school one of the hundreds of low-performing schools receiving federal money to turn things around. the most interesting twist here is that former florida governor, jeb bush, is joining the president here today. does that mean no jeb in 2012? with us for prix and prospeech comments are john highland, national political columnist with new york magazine and msnbc contributor dave weigel. jeb bush, arm in arm with barack obama after saying some harsh things in the past when obama is taking shots at his brother. what do you make of that? >> it's interesting the education reform is one of those issues that to some extent is come to transcend the normal partisan divisions that keep people from being on stage together normally. so you see people -- joan kline, the former school chancellor here was a big fan of jeb bush's. jeb bush is a big fan of arnie duncan's. s
america and central america, out in the rose garden today getting on the record, reassuring the american people and expressing solidarity with the japanese people, dylan. >> thank you, mike. joining us now is sharon squasoni, a nuclear expert with the center for strategic and international studies. thank you for taking time to meet with us this afternoon. how capable is the technology that exists right now in actually evaluating what the threat is there? in other words, is criticism of the japanese government or the american government or whoever it is well placed, or do we not even have the ability to know what might happen here or what the risks are? >> those are all great questions. the truth of the matter is this is a very quickly moving crisis. things change from hour to hour. but in terms of the radiation threat, i think we definitely know how to monitor that. the problem at those plants is that the radiation is high enough to endanger the workers. and so, that is what has been slowing down some of their efforts. it also has an effect on a lot of different things. you know, when yo
. we are live there and more details in st. louis in a matter of moments in "america's newsroom". >>> in the meantime here's a story affecting every american, new reaction now to a stunning admission on capitol hill, the obama administration apparently admitting it's double-counting savings under the new health care law. here's the exchange from kathleen sebelius and congressman john shimkus. >> it has 12 years in the medicare trust fund according to the actuary and the $5 billion represents the slowdown in the rate of health care from what was projected to 8 percent. >> i'm sorry, is it medicare, is it using it to save medicare or using it to fund health care reform? which one? >> both. >> i yield back my time. bill: did you study accounting? >> martha: no, sir! bill: i have a calculating, though. good morning, everybody. i'm pweupl hemmer, nice to see you martha. martha: good to see you. good morning, bill, good morning, everybody. you heard that right, you saw that exchange, the white house accused of using fuzzy math to show the health care bill will ultimately save taxpayer
look at other news going on around america today. in north dakota, a fast-moving blizzard left hundreds of drivers stranded along the state's highways. officials say between 800 and 900 people were rescued from hundreds of cars after ice, snow and 60-mile-p-hour winds combined to produce whiteout conditions. tow trucks and the national guard were enlisted to remove 500 abandoned cars. >>> in wisconsin, a couple of drivers found out they parked in the wrong spot. after a massive sinkhole swallowed two cars. officials say the ten-foot-deep, 625 square-foot hole was caused by a water main break. city crews are working to keep the hole from widening. >>> in pennsylvania, one group of teens is using facebook to help avoid prom dress disaster. the girls are posting photos of their prom dresses on a page called please don't buy my dress. dozens have posted pictures of their elegant gowns, hoping to insure that no two dresses are alike on the biggest night of their young lives. >>> now for a look at the national weather we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast.
people, our congress and troops what the mission in libya is. better explain what america's role is in achieving that mission and make it clear how it will be accomplished. >>> the president getting hit by democrats as well. a group of liberal house democrats is questioning the constitutionality of the strikes on libya. with one member of the group, ohio congressman, dennis kucinich raising the prospect of impeachment. senate armed services committee chairman john kerry endorsed the attack on libya. >> it's not to get rid of gadhafi. that's not what the united nations licensed and i would not call it going to war. this is a very limited operation that is geared to save lives and it was specifically targeted on a human tearian basis. it is not geared to try 0 get rid of gadhafi. he has not been targeted. that is not what is happening here. >> a lot of the democrats in congress suggest that the president needs to come to congress to get approval for action like this. >>> meanwhile the arab league, the chief of that group says he respects the u.n. resolution authorizing military act
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in time and scope. our mission has been to use america's unique capabilities to create the conditions for the no-fly zone and to assist in meeting urgent humanitarian needs. and as expected, we're already seeing a significant reduction in the number of u.s. planes involved in operations, as the number of planes from other countries increasen numbers. today, we are taking the next step. we have agreed along with our nato allies to transition command and control for the no-fly zone over libya to nato. all have authorized military authorities to develop an operions plan for nato to take onhe bad cvian protection mission under resolution 1973. nato is well suited to coordinating this international effort, and ensuring that all participating nations are working effectively together toward our shared goals. this coalition includes countries beyond nato, including arab partner, and we expect all of them to be providing important political guidance going forward. we have always said that arab leadership and participation is crucial. the arab league showed that leadership with its pivotal stat
the potential slaughter of civilians in libya would make the world a more dangerous place for america. >> the united states should not and cannot intervene every time there is a crisis every time there is a crisis in the world. but i firmly believe that when innocent people are being brute alized. when gadhafi threatens a blood bath that could destabilize an entire region it is in our best interest to act. >> good saturday morning to you, mike. what's in story? >> you know, part of the prop here is the white house spokesman acknowledged that when the international coalition was joined, all the i's had not been dotted or the t's crossed. as robert gates said it a couple of days before that, this is largely being done on the fly. you have heard the president say if the coalition did not ablgt when it did beginning a week ago today, then thousands of libyans would have been killed and fl would have been a humanitarian crisis that would have destabilized the region. that is why it is in the national security interest of the united states. there is a dichotomy, a di ver jens between the st
, there for a sanitation strike in memphis, supporting the middle class and the working class of america. senator, i want to ask you about that. >> i want to say also this is the week we are fighting for the rights in selma in 1965. so we fought for workers right to have a voice is an unbroken line of an ideology, a right to work laws and labor and civil rights and marginalization. we see the game plan. the people are going to fight back. of. >> you have all these people who want to fight back. you have activists like reverend jackson and the unions. how do you put them together and do you think that april 4 might be the beginning of that? do you think democrats should participate in that? tell us about it. of. >> absolutely. it's way more than public employee unions. in ohio i had a round table a couple of weeks ago. people of faith, public enl p y employees, all kinds of people came together in opposition to taking away worker rights. it's all about what they're doing to the middle class, how they want to take away workers' rights and people's rights. once this bill is signed by governor kasich, it wi
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america is called to compromise or commitment with its on fate and, therefore, we are looking forward to president obama's words. we are all left-handed. we have many coincidences. we studied in harvard, both of us. we are sportsman. president obama continue to be a basketball player. i was in my time as well. i think the first lady of the u.s. is very good looking and president obama has said the same about the first lady of chile. there are plenty of coincidences but the most important is the one we'll find this afternoon and modestly if i could suggest to president obama, we hope to have partnership that is one where we have all responsibilities and n extensionalist alliance. extensionalist has never been enough to face major problems but a partnership of collaboration between latin america and the united states sharing values, principles, and a common vision. and that alliance should be comprehensive. it should reach out to the fields of democracy, freedom, rule of law, defense of human rights. and i think that we have to improve the democratic charter of oas. it should hopen up t
>> glenn: from new york, good night america. >>> president obama warns muammar khadafy that the u.s. is ready to join an allied effort to protect civilians. a judge in wisconsin blocks the new collective bargaining law from taking effect and nuclear fallout from japan gets an upgrade. live from our studio in washington is special report. >> brett: u.s. ambassador susan rice says muammar khadafy is in violation of resolution that demanded a cease-fire in libya. they called on khadafy to halt military attacks on civilians and if the libyan leader does not stand down, the u.s. will launch military action against him. but he said the summit will not send ground troops into the country. we have team coverage. doug is at the pentagon with the u.s. role and logistics of implementing a no-fly zone. we begin with senior correspondent with rick leventhal who is live in libya in benghazi. >> reporter: it's safe to say that we've seen more check points popping up, more young men with small arms and concern about khadafy's army with libyan official on live television saying that the army was a
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daughter, carrying on in schools in america. he has my 100% support. >> often in these circumstances, people concentrate on the victim of the bullying without thinking beyond that in the immediate family. i wonder if you could describe for us how difficult the last year has been. >> yes, to a certain extent. some things, you simply cannot describe and cannot talk about. things like uncontrolled tears, the things that remind you, little things like going into a supermarket, seeing grapes, phoebe's favorite food, reaching out for them and then realizing. it keeps coming back and it keeps hitting you and keeps giving you immense distress. i can only imagine, how bad this is for me, how much worse it is for ann, thinking of the child she carried for nine months, breast-fed, brought up, and helped and that goes on every time there's another phone call or someone else mentioned it, it brings it all back. it hasn't been allowed to go away. we cannot let my little girl lie in her gave in peace because we are continually being pestered by the fact that she's a poster child for a campaign whic
on in america some we have money for endless wars and we can't take care of things at home. >> if you so disagree with the president's leadership on this, could you introduce a bill under the 1973 war powers act if it's passed, it would force u.s. forces to withdrawal from that conflict within 60 days unless the president comes to congress and getting approval. why not take that formal action? >> you know, there's a question as to whether the war powers abilities is even constitutional in that it does limit congress' express authority under article 1, section 8. and so we go 60 days down the road. we're in deeper in a war. if you don't have recognition that congress is a co-equal branch of government here, that congress has the first say as to whether or not we commit people to war, if you don't recognize that, then what we've done is we've set america on the path of even more adventurism, there are problems all over the world, yemen, bahrain, where there's conflict between 2k3w0e67govern people. if we keep intervening, we'll destroy our own nation. >> it's good of you to join me. thank
. unfortunately, that is the republican vision for america. if the gop insists hard enough, their proposals should just become the law. joining me now to talk about all this is congressman jim mcderment of washington. congressman, i'm going to keep it real from you right from the get-go. whose fault is it that we are seeing a tiny little compromise on how much we cut spending from republicans as a victory, instead of the big loss which i think it is? >> i think the president and the democrats never should have agreed to extending the bush tax cuts for my extended period of time at all. we made the deficit worse at that point. what we're doing now with the tea party, these are a group of people elected not to govern, not to understand government. not to figure out how it works. but simply to come in here and tear it apart. what you're going to see when we have a government shutdown here in a week or so that, like children, they're going to find out what they've been told that government has a role and a responsibility, they're going to find out that the american people are really going to be angry
a terrorist. not from america, of course. is this what it takes to be a leader in the republican party? appeal to the haters who cannot accept the legitimacy of this president? on a parallel note, one of our pollsters tells us yesterday, it may be hard to understand why someone would jump off a cliff unless you understand they're being chased by a tiger. and that tiger is the tea party. in other words the gop is jumping off the political cliff right now and the tea party is that tiger chasing behind it. the latest example, a tea party leader calling for john boehner's defeat because he won't support the tea party's also after newt resigned after leading his party to a disaster after being reprimanded himself after being nominated on the family values republican party ticket? we'll find out. newt gingrich all but made it official today. on the subject of sex scandals, more evidence is surfacing that it could lead to an indictment for john edwards, misusing campaign funds or, in fact, using funds as -- that should have been a campaign contribution. finally, let me finish with the un-american eff
>>> good morning, america. and breaking news. major setback. a dangerous, new breach, the worst yet, in a reactor core, as japan faces a true nuclear catastrophe. workers burned by 10,000 times normal radiation. will parts of japan now be lost for generations? >>> in this country, superbug. growing concern this morning over a brand-new drug-resistant bacteria taking hold in california hospitals. is it on the move? dr. besser is standing by right here this morning. >>> crowning glory. this beauty queen wins her crown back in a highly publicized trial, after losing it because she was accused of being too fat. told to lay off the tacos. she's here live after her victory. >>> and put your paws up, going gaga this morning for polar cubs. two, new polar bears take the world stage. they're already capturing the world's heart. >>> good morning, again, everyone. thanks for spending the week with us. it's been good having david muir here with us. we're going to get to japan in a moment. >> so much breaking news this morning. >>> we're also tracking a story we broke at abc news. an air traffic
a failure. meanwhile, the legal black hole has substantially set back america's ability to lead the world against the threat of terrorism and undermined our most basic values. so, make no mistake, we are less safe because the way george bush has handled this issue. >> this latest development sets the stage for the prosecution of several 9/11 suspects including alleged master mere khalid shaikh mohammed, but the questions remain, can the u.s. realistically try terror suspects and close down the prison at the same time. richard wolffe is at the white house with the latest on this. let's start with why the reversal on the president's position here. >> reporter: well, this reversal has been in the work x for a couple of years now and it starts up with the politics of it. they turned against this president early in his term when democrats joined with republicans to cut off funding to transfer prisoners to a high security prison likely to be illinois, but once the politics changed and we saw it with the recent defense spending bill there was no physical way or a practical way they could really
>>> good morning, america. breaking news overnight from the earthquake zone. a second explosion and a third meltdown at japan's nuclear facilities. american troops offshore exposed to radiation, as officials struggle to contain the catastrophe. >>> moment of impact. new images of the tsunami, rushing ashore. breaking through seawalls. rushing past airport security. washing away entire villages. >>> and look at what the waves picked up and left behind. a ferry on a house. a bus on a rooftop. a toilet dangling from power lines. and the man who floated away from his house, clinging for life. rescued ten miles from shore. >> this morning we're live in japan, with diane sawyer, christiane amanpour and david muir. and we ask the question, is this only the beginning of the devastation? >>> and good morning, america. joining us is "world news" anchor, diane sawyer, is who is there in sendai, japan, where the scope of the destruction is staggering. aftershocks still rocking the region. >> dealing with two crises. humanitarian. and an urgent disaster, to avoid a nuclear emergency. there w
there, very rapidly america is going to take up this leadership position that comes in part from a coincidence that happens because the united states is now chairing the asia-pacific group, the apec group of countries so there's a leadership role that will america is going to take on anyway because it's an asia-pacific leader. there are those deep concerns that what we've seen in terms of job growth would get stalled by the third largest economy in the world struggling. >> we continue to watch the escalating crisis going on there considering the nuclear power plant, the crippled nuclear power plant. i want to touch on with you americans in japan. what is the state department saying about any evacuations and working with the families who have questions here at home? >> there is consular work where they're trying to reach out to americans in japan, but there isn't talk of evacuations for now. remember, there is also the politics here of how america is seen by japanese officials as a very, very close ally. no closer ally to order evacuations or recommend evacuations at this stage wo
22nd and 23rd fatalities this year. a massive jump from last. who's killing cops in america? >>> war counsel? >> we better be in it to win it. >> sarah palin, john boehner, donald rumsfeld joins the line of critics against the president's acts in libya. could some of them actually have a point? >>> before we go any further, we should note, mrs. palin's definition of winning would mean colonel gadhafi goes and the peep of libya choose their own d destiny. on the ground and in the air, rebels fighting gadhafi's forces displays their own ideas of a manifest destiny using coalition forces, air strikes to continue attacking forces. the fighting's been intense. focus, city of ms. rat ta, where coalition bombs and missiles destroys tanks and artillery. in washington, the complaints against the president's strategy grows, as more politicians and pundits called on president obama to clearly define the u.s. mission in libya. a mission the white house insists should not be called a war. so, so far, the president has kept hisle. if it drops like a bomb, u.s. forces over libyaa are most
budget, at the very least, we should make sure when young children are watching tv in america they can learn their abcs and make sure they begin to learn rude metropolitantory math skills. >> i want to move on if i can to congressman peter king's hearinhearin hearings to take place tomorrow. i know you have a role with regard to homeland security. what do you think of his argument that this is an important subject and political correctness has stopped us from discussing islamic extremism? >> well, it is an important subject. and i think that anytime it you paint a religious minority or any religious group or any group at all with the same broad brush, that that is really inappropriate. as a member of a religious minority myself, one that has been painted with a broad brush unfairly on many an occasion, i think we really are running the risk of traveling down a slippery slope. during world war ii, martin, we thought that was appropriate with japanese americans. and we ended up putting them in internment camps and painted them all in the same way and now decades later, we realize that wa
america's involvement even as president obama told brian williams that the u.s. has already accomplished its goals. >> now what we have done is accomplish what we set out to do at the outset, which is to make sure benghazi was not overrun and that thousands potentially of people were not killed. what we have also done is put gadhafi back on his heels. >> brian williams, of course, is the anchor and managing editor of "nbc nightly news" and joins me now. >> sometimes it is nightly noise. >> and most recently there is a lot of nightly concern about what is happening in libya what is happening with the rebels. you asked the key question. and asked whether or not we should be arming the rebels. let's look at part of that exchange. >> with all due respect, mr. president, watching the reportings of our two correspondents in libya, what it appears the rebels need is military equipment. some of their equipment dates back to world war ii. are you ruling out u.s. military hardware assistance? >> i'm not ruling it out. but i'm also not ruling it in. we're making an assessment, partly about what gad
the geneva conventions. he criticized the system as a threat to america's safety. >> by any measure, our system of trying detainees has been a failure. meanwhile, this legal black hole substantially set back america's ability to lead the world against the threat of terrorism and undermined our most basic values. so make no mistake. we are less safe because of the way george bush has handled this issue. >>> and now he continues that bush policy. "the washington post" day nay millbank writes of the decision not only revoked the pledge to close gitmo within a year and contradicted the claim can't be based on simply what i or the executive branch order must be done. and those are some of the more kind words coming from the left. >>> defense secretary robert gates visiting helmand providence today, a pivotal battleground in southern afghanistan a day after flying into the country. yesterday gates met with afghan president karzai saying the u.s. is likely to begin withdrawing some troops from the country this summer. >> while no decisions on numbers have been made, in my view we will be well p
and the other half willing to be created as monsters against america." >> reporter: with the u.s. and others providing an effective air cover for the rebels, the pro-qaddafi forces have fallen back, but the still outgunned and disorganized rebel forces have not been able to mount a significant offensive of their own. mark phillips, cbs news, tripoli. >> reporter: the allied air strikes have allowed rebel forces to maintain control of benghazi. today the rebels set out to retake another city, but this time they were stopped-- at least temporarily. mandy clark was there. >> reporter: the burned out vehicles littered the road, from the rebel-held capital benghazia hub miles away. ahmad jiahani is desperate to get back to the embattled city. >> my friends are dying there, i know. >> reporter: but this checkpoint is as far as we can go. we're just seven miles from ajdabiya but we're told we continue go further. apparently down the road there are apparently four pro-qaddafi tanks and every time a vehicle goes over the rise they file at it. >> all my life is here, my friends, my family. my business
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